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James Egan

James has a busy and successful chancery, commercial and private client practice, and is regularly instructed by a number of leading firms. He has a wealth of advocacy experience spanning the full spectrum of Chambers’ work, appearing regularly in his own right in the County Court and High Court. He also receives instructions as specialist chancery counsel in divorce proceedings in the Family Court. His practice largely focuses upon:

  • Trusts, inheritance and probate matters
  • Corporate and personal insolvency matters
  • Property and residential/commercial landlord and tenant claims
  • Commercial disputes
  • Partnership and company disputes

James has also been instructed in a number of cases with live capacity issues relating to both his own clients and opponents. He is therefore fully familiar with the procedures set out in Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules and/or Insolvency Rules 12.23-12.25.

Private Client: Non-Contentious

James also has extensive experience in non-contentious matters relating to trusts, estates and associated taxation. His experience includes:

  • Advising on intestacy distributions where the Deceased had been adopted prior to the Adoption & Children Act 2002 coming into force;
  • Advising on reimbursing expenses incurred by beneficiaries on behalf of the Estate;
  • Advising on the construction and rectification of wills and trusts;
  • Advising the landlord of a residential property on termination of a long residential lease where the Deceased had died with no known next of kin or personal representatives;
  • Advising on non-charitable purpose trusts;
  • Advising on the applicable perpetuity period;
  • Advising on entitlement to assets due to the failure of a trust;
  • Drafting Deeds of Variation;
  • Drafting Deeds of Assent;
  • Drafting Deeds of Disclaimer;
  • Drafting Deeds of Appointment.

Qualifications


  • MA, Downing College, University of Cambridge (2018)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), BPP University (2015)
  • BA Law (Double First Class), Downing College, University of Cambridge (2014)

Associations & Memberships


  • Contentious Trusts Association (‘ConTrA’)

For more information and advice

 

Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758

Email: clerks@tenoldsquare.com

 

Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me.

Awards


James has been awarded several academic prizes for academic performance including:

  • Hubert Greenland Pupillage Award, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Buchanan Prize, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Graduating Scholar, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Senior Harris Scholarship, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Platt Prize for Especial Distinction in University & College Examinations, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Clifford Chance CJ Hampson Prize 20 June 2014
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, 2014 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Excellence Award, 2014 – BPP Law School
  • James William Squire Scholarship, 2013 – Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, 2013 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Harris Scholarship, 2013 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Seton-Cavendish Award – Downing College, University of Cambridge

James Egan is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is regulated by the Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 66449] and governed by the Conduct Rules of the Bar of England and Wales. He is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/078] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 256487860.

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